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Paul Peter Puzinas

Paul Peter Puzinas, Latvian artist, educator. Recipient medal for best painting of year and outstanding achievement in art, Los Angeles, 1950; first award Sixth International Madonna Art Festival, 1951; Grand National award American Artists Professional League, 1956; Emily Lowe award Allied Artists American, 1957; gold medal honor Hudson Valley Art Association, 1959; Andrew Carnegie award, 1964.

Background

  • Puzinas, Paul Peter was born on August 3, 1907 in Riga, Latvia. Son of Peter Paul and Anna (Rackovska) Puzinas.

  • Education

    • Master of Arts, Latvian State Art Academy, 1932. Academican, Lithuania, 1938.

    Career

    • Came to the United States, 1947, naturalized, 1953. Professor arts Lithuanian State Art Academy, Kavnas, 1938-1940. Instructor Art League Long Island, 1956, Jackson Heights Art Club, New York City, since 1959.

      Art director Lithuanian Days magazine, 1949-1957. Painting demonstrations television, art centers United States, 1950-1960. Established Paul Puzinas Art School, Little Neck, Long Island, New York, 1961.

    Membership

    Served with Lithuanian Underground Army, 1940-1945. Member Allied Artists of America, Society, American Artists Professional League, Hudson Valley Art Association, Art League Long Island Inc. Reconstructed Panevezys Cathedral, including paintings and murals, 1938.

    Connections

    • father: Peter Paul Puzinas
    • mother: Anna (Rackovska) Puzinas
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